Many of our forebears in Kansas knew the value of the honey bee. The Kansas State Board of Agriculture and Kansas Horticultural Society issued several publications on the care of bees and laws on apiary inspection and care of bees.
We've scanned several of these older publications and made them available at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library:
Bee Culture Publications at KGI Online Library
We also have some federal documents and books on bee culture that you can locate in the State Library of Kansas' catalog under these subject headings:
Some of the items in our catalog include links to online versions of the publication. Some you can borrow via interlibrary loan from us at your local library. Several federal documents are concerned with the current environmental threats to honeybees.